sci-fi space themed group show by the arts council of doom at angel mounds august 2014

That’s right, The Art Council of Doom’s second Sci-Fi themed show opening is TONIGHT!!! As you can imagine, it’s all space-themed art including Star Trek and Star Wars stuff. In my case I have archival prints of Yggdrasil and a new piece, Nebula for sale! I’ll post Nebula for you all sometime after the opening.

See you there! =D

Show runs through the end of August at Angel Mounds State Historic Site, here is the Facebook Event page:

Our upcoming July 12 Hand Prints show featured in this Sunday’s paper!

The Sunday paper today (Evansville Courier and Press) featured a beautiful spread with our art for the upcoming July 12 “Hand Prints” show at Wessleman’s Nature Center, as you can see. The online article is here:

Thanks to Stephanie Osbourne of littlelemonpress for her awesome snapshot of our article. The prints shown are two lovely block prints by Stephanie: “Zinnias” and “Life and Death,” and my very own Tentacle Raccoon at the far right.

21st Annual Working Together Exhibition

Yesiree Bob (and everyone else besides Bob) I’m gonna have one of my pieces in Working Together 2014! I’ve been wanting to get into this show for over ten years now, so I’m even more thrilled than usual. This year, I finally got in with one of my Chordata pieces, the snake skeletons!

It’s funny, I was so proud of these babies when I finally finished them (THEY TOOK FOREVER) and then I virtually forgot about them after Patchwork Dragon, the solo show where they debuted. Thank goodness I thought of them when the call for entries came!!

The opening reception is Saturday July 12th from 6pm to 8pm at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, feel free to come check it out! I saw some of the entries this year and there were some really cool things, I’m really interested and curious to see this year’s featured artists.

Blick Art 3rd Annual Spirit of Summer show

Blick Arts window show in Evansville, IN

I have a piece in this year’s Spirit of Summer show, a window show put on by Blick Art. The show will be available for viewing June 22-28 at Blick Art Materials, 1364 N. Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715.

An opening reception will be held Sunday, June 22 1-4pm. Blick Art Materials will have light refreshments, a raffle, and a paint demo. All non-sale items will be 20% off during the opening reception. Awards will be presented at 4pm. There will also be a People’s Choice voting the entire week, so if you stop in to shop or look at the show, feel free to give “Love Letter” a vote! The winner of that prize will be contacted after the votes are tallied at the end of the run.

Ramping up for SPACE MADNESS 2014 with a look back at SPACE MADNESS 2012!

photo by Jeane Worley

As you may see in the “Upcoming Events” section below, I hope to be at The Arts Council of Doom‘s Space Madness II: There is No Cure group art show this summer.

The first Space Madness show was back in 2012 and was absolutely amazing. I was just becoming aware of the Arts Council of Doom’s activities when they were doing this show. Therefore, I missed it. So how do I know how stunning the show was?!


You can see them two different places, on The Arts Council of Doom’s tumbr, and in this Facebook album. They give you some idea of how truly mindblowing this upcoming show promises to be. Check ’em out! And then come see the show. I’ll have more information on the 2014 show when I have a firm date, flyer and etc for it. Stay tuned!

SculptEVV time again!

art music free community event

SculptEVV is a wonderful FREE Community Art and Music Festival taking place in Evansville, IN on Saturday, June 7th. This was a blast last year and featured a lot of local (extreme) talent. One crazy artist even went and played with the kids in the fountain! (Hint: ME) It looks to be even bigger and more awesome this year!! I wanted to be one of the artists again but I ended up having a conflict this year. Doesn’t mean I can’t let you all know about it though.

Here’s the Facebook Event Page: And if you’re an artist, there’s still room to join! It’s free. Below the pictures are all the details on how to join.

Here’s some snapshots I took from last year’s show. You can see Bind and Fleurs du Mal if you look closely.

And here’s how you can join the fun as an artist! Check out the info below and contact Jenna at, copying and pasting the Artist Application section (bolded below) into the email and filling it out with your information.

3rd Annual Sculpt EVV Community Art and Music Festival

Saturday June 7, 2014

No juror, submission, or booth fees!

26 Free booth spaces awarded until filled

Apply by 10:00 p.m. CST May 23, 2014

· 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Art booth set-up
· 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Art booths open to public
· 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Barbecue and other vendors open

· 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Art Fair—Art booths open to public

· 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Unveiling of Pavel Forman’s community mural

· 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Live music—Alpha and Omega church choir (Evansville)

· 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. African Art exhibition and tours

· 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Artist Mark Brendel, USI students, and youth assistants build the neighborhood sculpture
· 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mini golf, hula hoops, tug o’ war, and sidewalk chalk drawing
· 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Live music —Miss Kenosha Davis (Nashville, TN)
· 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Live music —Trinity, featuring Rev. Michael Savage (Jackson, TN)
· 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Learn to play chess (so you can play it on the neighborhood sculpture)
· 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. First Drum Lesson—all ages/abilities learn to play and perform with Boom Squad
· 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rhythm and Beat—Boom Squad and first drum lesson participants perform
· 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Marcus Wicker’s poem “Ode to Downtown Evansville”—performed as part of Rhythm and Beat
· 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Live music —Old School Players (R and B)

All events are FREE and open to public

Sculpt EVV Community Art and Music Festival: Sculpt EVV is a family event. “EVV” is Evansville—all of us—and “sculpt” means we can all create a healthy community together through art, music, food and the wise use of resources.

Location: Jefferson Ave. at corner of S.E. 2nd Street. To unload booths/art enter at Putnam and Jefferson.

Eligibility: Creators of fine art & fine craft in all media are welcome—booth spaces will be awarded until filled.

Only artists or craftspeople selling their own works will be eligible to participate. No dealers, agents or representatives will be permitted. All work must be original and creative. Not acceptable are kits, commercial molds, or commercially fabricated forms. Booth sharing is acceptable but all artists must be listed on the application/request for booth space. SculptEVV reserves the right to view each booth after setup and request that any work not appropriate for this family event be removed. The artists/craftspeople must provide their booths and tables. Demonstrations of art & craft are welcome.
Fees: NONE

Application/request for Booth Space Directions:

(1) Copy and paste the application/request section (see below) into a new e-mail
(2) Complete the application/request
(3) In e-mail subject heading put: your name and your medium/category
EXAMPLE E-Mail Subject: Kelley Smith, Fiber/Textiles
(4) Send email to
(5) Hit “Send” by midnight CST May 23, 2014. (

Note: When artists and craftspeople submit their applications/requests for booth spaces at the 3rd Annual Sculpt EVV Community Art and Music Festival the artists/craftspeople agree to the requirements (see below) listed in this invitation to apply.
For additional information: Phone: 812.464.1740 (We will try to return calls within 24 hours.)

All information requested is required as part of the application.

Artist/craftsperson information:


Phone #:



Business Name:


City: State: Zip:

Please indicate the medium/category:
3-D Mixed Media
2-D Mixed Media

Additional Artist/Craftsperson Vendor Participation Requirements:

When artists and craftspeople submit their applications for booth spaces at the 3rd Annual Sculpt EVV Community Art and Music Festival the artists/craftspeople agree to the following:

1. Artists/craftspeople agree that all of the art/craft displayed for sale in their booths is suitable for a family audience and is made by them and does not derive from a kit, commercial mold, or commercially fabricated form. SculptEVV reserves the right to view each booth after setup and request that any work not up to these standards be removed.

2. Artists/craftspeople agree to participate rain or shine and must provide their own booths and tables (booth space is approx. 10’ x 10’.). Additional adjacent booth space can be requested at no additional cost at the time of application.
3. Artists/craftspeople agree to the booth setup and breakdown schedule and will not deviate from the schedule without expressed permission or request from SculptEVV.
4. Only artists or craftspeople selling their own works will be eligible to participate. No dealers, agents or representatives will be permitted.
5. Artists/craftspeople are responsible for handling their own sales and must bring sufficient change. There are no banks open past noon on Saturday in Evansville.
6. Artists/craftspeople agree to permit the use of images of their artworks/craftwork for publicity and marketing of the event.
7. Artists/craftspeople agree to promote the event by posting information about it on their websites and Facebook.
8. Artists/craftspeople agree to hold harmless the city of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, SculptEVV, the Alhambra Theater, the Evansville Brownfields Corporation, the Potter’s Wheel Ministries, the Memorial Community Development Corporation, Evansville African American Museum, and Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science and all employees, board members, and associates of these entities for any injury, theft, breakage or loss of items that arise or come to the artists or their associates during any aspect of their participation in 3rd Annual Sculpt EVV Community Art and Music Festival.

Please review everything for accuracy before sending.

I, (first and then last name) ____________________, agree to abide by all requirements listed in the announcement/invitation/solicitation of applications and that my application constitutes my signature.

E-mail to: by 10:00 p.m. CST May 23, 2014
In e-mail subject heading put: Name of Artist and Type of Medium (EXAMPLE: Kelley Smith, Fiber/Textiles)

For additional information: Phone: 812.464.1740 (We will try to return calls within 24 hours.)

Art in the City!! Opening reception tonight

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is having their annual Art in the City show, starting with their opening reception tomorrow! Art in the City is the Arts Council’s annual members exhibition, with its Facebook Events Page here:

The reception is May 23, 5PM-7:30PM with an awards ceremony at 6pm. The show runs until June 27th. Another one of those shows I wanted to be in but couldn’t do this summer due to scheduling conflicts. D’oh!! Fortunately there’s always next year, and in the meantime lots of nice art to enjoy this year. There’s at least three fellow Arts Council of Doom members in the show too (some of us like to double dip), Scott Scheller, Matt Perez and JoAnn Goodman. I’m a big fan of their work so I can’t wait to see what they and others there have to offer us this year!

Franklin Street is ON FIRE!! Weekly Bazaar to begin June 21

farmers market local homegrown artist crafter bazaar

As if EDAC wasn’t awesome enough, the Franklin Street Events Association is now gearing up to do the same thing EVERY SATURDAY in Summer. It will be a farmer’s market with all locally grown produce, planning to accept EBT/SNAP so that everyone can have access to good food, and in addition it will include several artist and crafter booths! In short, Franklin Street is establishing its very own weekly Bazaar that will have wonderful fresh food, local art, and crafts all summer long. It’s an amazing initiative and an local event not to be missed!

They’re finalizing their plans now. The last planning meeting is scheduled for June 7th, at 9am. Here’s the Facebook Event Page:

And the Bazaar itself is set to begin on June 21! Here is the event for that:

Photos from the Big Lebowski in Little China movie mashup show

big lebowski and whats opera doc imagery combined in this fanciful paper sculpture

As usual, please forgive my horrible digital shots. There are many more fantastic pieces in this show than what I have pictured here, it was painful to create just a sampling! But the show is still on, and if you want to see all the stunning pieces you gotta get down to PG Gallery and Cafe! Show ends May 17, 2014.

Event page:

Incidentally, I wrote this post while drinking a White Russian.

Miao Yin final piece and progress shots!

inspired by cult movie classic Big Trouble in Little China

I hope to post a nice little feature on the Big Lebowski in Little China show soon, but in the meantime I can definitely show you the evolution of Miao Yin from a digital painting to a beaded mixed-media piece with gold ink accents! (I ended up calling the final piece “Miao Miao” through some perverse desire to be a truly horrible person.)

This piece is at PG Gallery until May 17 2014 and is only $85. And trust me, I’m not making another beaded one. One was quite enough!! *PHEW!*

EDIT: This lovely piece has found a home with its biggest fan! I even got to talk to the person who got it, she’s super-sweet. There’s just nothing like seeing one of your pieces go home with someone you know loves it.

A lovely article about the Art Crawl

I’m happy to add this article about the art crawl to my curriculum vitae! I and others involved in the event were interviewed and no less than three pieces of my art were featured in the body of the article. SCORE!

For those of you without an online subscription, I’ve included a few quotes and a shot of the featured art here without actually reproducing the article (a no-no according to the bottom of the article).

Incidentally, I ended up having to leave the event very early to care for my sick children! This is why I’m adding this article so late and why I haven’t done a photo post about the event yet. But never fear, a good friend got pictures of the art crawl so I’ll be sharing them soon.

At the Franklin Street Earth Day Art Crawl!!

evansville, indiana earth day activities poster

The day has finally come. If you haven’t come out yet, come join us on West Franklin Street for a day of family activities starting with the color run and including the outdoor art sale, a sidewalk chalk competition, two art shows, a free concert, and a huge kids’ setup with zorb balls, inflatable bounce-houses and art and science stations. I’ll be doing my thing along with more than 60 other artist booths on the front lawn of the park surrounding the West Branch Library, between the Wabash and 12th intersections. Here’s the Event Page for the whole schlemozzle: 2nd annual Color Me Fun 5K, Earth Day, Art Crawl and FREE concert on Franklin 4/19

Hope I see you there!

Miao Yin

the girl with the green eyes from big trouble in little china hypnotized

I elected to do a dual portrait of the beautiful Miao Yin, “The Girl With the Green Eyes” from Big Trouble in Little China for the upcoming Big Lebowski in Little China show this April 19th!

I’ll be collaging gold and red paper elements, beads and perhaps some fabric onto this, but I wanted to give you a little preview of the digital underpainting!

The Big Lebowski in Little China

the big lebowski in little china mashup art show at PG April 19

Yes. It’s coming…a group art show centered around the mashup of two cult movie legends, The Big Lebowski and Big Trouble in Little China. The show opens at PG gallery the evening of April 19th, during the Earth Day Art Crawl, and will feature works based on either movie or both movies combined in one picture. I’m working on a Big Trouble in Little China oriented piece myself.


I took the name for this traditional linoleum block print from the ancient Greek legend of the singer Orpheus and his wife. Orpheus and Eurydice were deeply in love and happy, but on the night of their wedding Eurydice ventured out into a field (some say to dance) and was bitten by a snake and died. Orpheus then descended into the Underworld and got Hades to agree to allow him to take Eurydice back to the realm of the Living, provided he did not look back at her on the way. Tragically, Orpheus looked back almost as he and Eurydice were about to be reunited, and she remained in the land of the dead.

The high heel shoe implies dancing to me and a beautiful woman, and the bear trap in the field shows the misfortune and the sudden snap of deadly jaws that sealed Eurydice’s fate. Below are the different sketches I made before making my print and adding watercolor to it. Eurydice was originally made for Hand Prints 2012 and went on to appear in mixed-media collage form in last year’s Earth Day Art Crawl (above).


the drift scrap version I made for EDAC 2013 sandpaperdaisy

In my last post I mentioned that DRIFT had gone through different forms. Here you see DRIFT:SCRAP, a piece I made for last year’s Earth Day Art Crawl. I took a copy of my digital painting and decoupaged it to a piece of scrap wood left behind by the last people who owned our home, then screwed in different bits of machinery from busted appliances. I wanted to both extend the lines of the reclaimed bits in the children’s home-made rocket and also explore the Earth Day theme of art made from found objects. Everyone loved it including me!

My pictures of the piece are from last year (read: last phone) and aren’t that hot, but I’ll try to get some new ones. I still have this baby and I’ll be bringing it to this year’s Earth Day Art Crawl on the 19th where it will be for sale!

Check out all the cool things I saw at Art in the Wild!

From the adorable “pot o rocks” and cute sock critters to block prints and leather masks, Art in the Wild featured a whole gamut of creative beauty. Many of these artists and crafters will be at the Earth Day Art Crawl and I’m doing my best to get even more there! In the meantime, feel free to drool over these beautiful examples of local art:

Individual shots of the mandala, necklaces and flower print are the pieces I went home with. Sorry, you can’t have ’em! =D (Incidentally the cute white, pink and blue crocheted surface these items are resting on was created by my friend Jenny of Jenny’s Unique Crochet! It’s actually my favorite hat.)

Painted rocks: Erin Bowen
Leather masks and feathers: Courtney Hostetler/Nondecaffinated Art
Block prints: Stephanie Osborne/Little Lemon Press
Mandalas: Anitra Larae/MahjaMandalas
Upcycled jewelry: Jamie Gish-Bates/Silent Salvation
Sock critters: Jan Steinmark
Ceramics and Pottery: Cheyenne Knox
Glassblowing and metal jewelry: Andy Roques

The shot of my booth features Sandpaperdaisy Art’s plushie stars (a joint effort between myself and my wonderful friends Kim and Jay Williams) and my original prints and pinback buttons, as well as jewelry made by Kristy Spindler and Rebecca Trapp.

Franklin Street EDAC Outdoor Sale!!

Saturday, April 19th we’ll be having a huge, awesome art/jewelry/craft sale from 11am to 4pm. The sale will be on the front lawn of the lovely West Branch Library at 2000 W. Franklin Street, Evansville, Indiana. There’ll be food and children’s activities as well including bounce palaces, zorb balls, and an art and science station, all followed by a free concert in the park at 6pm. COME ONE COME ALL! The map of artist tables (pink), children’s events, food and the concert stage is below.

After you’ve seen the art crawl, check out the dual fabulous art shows Wormwood and The Big Lebowski in Little China!


Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) group show!

a group show by the arts council of doom at the bower-suhrheinrich foundation gallery

My man Gary Logan Hobdy‘s event promo art is mind-blowing as usual…I love this man!

Event details here

From the Event Description:

Back for the second year in a row, The Arts Council of Doom in conjunction with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana brings it real and brings it big again to the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery’s lofty halls. Twelve months ago we invaded and this October we continue to occupy the finest gallery space the Tri-State offers with our notorious mix of low-brow high-art and expansive boundaries. A larger variety of media will be featured, including a growing 3-Dimensional cadre and some new faces alongside some OG cohorts.

The opening reception takes place on Friday, October 18th from 7pm to 9pm in the Bower Suhrheirich Foundation Gallery and yet again displays the deejay talents of one Mr. Tony Solo, back again to drop science on your faces. Refreshments of the gnoshing variety will yet again be provided, and beer and wine will be available for purchase to those of age – but don’t sweat it if you don’t have a baby-sitter, this is an all-ages show open to kiddos large and small alike.